ForWaves Citizens Academy

 

Conscious Leadership & Career

Leading Executive & Professional Coaching – Competency Assessment – Training Programs.

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Find Or Create Meaningful Work.

 

Follow Your Purpose & Master Your Job Transition / Reorientation.

 

Develop Your Professional Skills & Have Impact At Work.

 

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Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs : Be Part Of A Community Of Changemakers.

We Can Change The World – One Career At A Time !

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An Outstanding Mastermind Program & Community

We help you transition from your current reality to a meaningful career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Get started now.

Take a stand for yourself and the unique contribution you make through your talents, concrete actions and commitment.

Be the next human who truly loves their work!

The world is waiting for you!”

Maria Zarraga

Learn Powerful Secrets To Fast-track Your Dream Career

– As An Employee Or Entrepreneur –

Career Advice I Professional Reorientation & Transition I Individual & Group coaching I Competency Assessments I Success Mentoring I Training I Events

  • Follow Your Purpose – Align With Your Values And Motivations.
  • Speed Up Your Job Search Apply Our Proven System For Successful Career Building & Agile Job Search Techniques – embracing the realities of the current complex job market.
  • Undergo A Skills / Career Assessment – Take Stock Of Your Skills, Achievements, Preferences, Values and Motivators. 
  • Define A Realistic Career Roadmap Based On Tailor-Made Strategies.
  • Have Your CV and Cover Letter (Finally) Stand OutBe Invited For Interviews.
  • Have Successful Job Interviews – Get the job !
  • Or Define If Entrepreneurship Is Your Path & Thrive ! – Start/Develop Your Business !

  • Master the Art of Online & Offline Networking – Surround Yourself With The Right People.
  • Own Your Value – Be Fulfilled In Your Life and Cultivate Consciousness.
  • Become Unstoppable & fast-track your results – Develop A Winning Mindset, Key To Success !
  • Develop your skills in areas such as Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Performance Management, Recruitment, People Development, Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation, Design Thinking, Sustainable Development and Change Management.
  • Benefit from a tailor-made program to achieve your goals in a least amount of time.

Learn more about our unique approach and about Maria Zarraga, Founder and Managing Director of ForWaves®, Executive MBA with 20 years experience in both public and private sectors, why she decided to notably serve changemakers who commit to take their career to the next level.

“Go For A Fulfilling And Impactful Life & Career !”

You’re In The Right Place If…

YOU EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF…

  • Is this it? Is this really the right career path for me?
  • What is MY purpose?
  • How could I have more impact in my job or organization?
  • Or is it possible to get or create the job I truly want considering the complex labour market, my age, experience or level of study in this field?
  • Is it reasonable to pursue my career aspirations in spite of having to provide for my family or other responsibilities?
  • I’ve been in this job since so many years… How risky is it to leave my comfort zone and security?
  • How could I set up new realistic career goals and achieve them in a reasonable amount of time?

If you’re in this place, we guarantee that there is a way out.

Align With Your Values & Purpose

Looking For Direction?

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  • Do you often wish you could have more impact at work?

  • Or perhaps you feel there must be something more for you? Do you feel overwhelmed and trapped in a job that feels meaningless, or perhaps even struggle with self-identity?

  • Or have you lost your job and instead of just finding a job that pays the bills, you know it’s time to achieve your true purpose?

  • Or for whatever reason, you’ve held yourself back from fully pursuing your dream career as an employee or entrepreneur.

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Start Where You Are

Take Massive Action & Make A Difference

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So many people are unhappy in jobs that feel meaningless or lost their jobs.

Many of us don’t dare pursuing our aspirations, reorient ourselves or start our own business. 

Deep down we aspire for more without fully committing to our purpose.

Citizens of all ages and seniority benefit from our powerful Leadership & Career strategies, assessments, coaching, mentoring and training programs. Our cutting-edge methodologies and tailor-made support help reinvent careers & craft sustainable change.

Make a difference in your & other people’s lives!

“One of the most difficult things is not to change society – but to change yourself.” – Nelson Mandela

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FAST-TRACK YOUR RESULTS

Avoid The Painful Path Of Trial & Error

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You may wish to thrive in a healthy and stimulating work environment, in alignment with our values. But you can often get sidetracked, stuck or experience blocks and even self-doubt.

The world needs you.

Don’t lose precious time and efforts trying to figure out what others learnt the hard way. Be strategic. Achieve your goals based on a proven and unique results and human-oriented system that has successfully served numerous professionals and executives since more than 15 years, in various sectors and industries.

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Discover Cutting-Edge Strategies

Think Your Way To Success & Service To The World

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Imagine you enjoyed a rewarding career that is aligned with your purpose – as an employee or entrepreneur, making the impact you truly want, having the life you dream of and loving what you do.

The world is waiting for you. Work smart towards your goals and together let’s Create New Waves!

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SOME CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

Find A Job Aligned With Your Values

"I have now a job in line with my life values and life project."

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“I thank ForWaves for accompanying me through my professional transition. I was looking for a reorientation for my career. The personalised career and life coaching helped me regain confidence in my abilities and in myself, and to be now fulfilled in an activity that is in line with my values and life project. — J.H.

Adapt To A Complex Job Market

"(...) people who search for a job using former methods may not find what they are looking for even if they are loaded with skills. (...) This is a fact, we now need Maria, her knowledge and her skills to connect us with this new reality."

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“In search of employment for quite some time, my way seems to be leading me from one  surprise to another… The market has changed so much. In appearance, it is still the same as employers are still looking for employees and employees  for employers. But surprisingly, people who search for a job using former methods may not find what they are looking for even if they are loaded with skills.

This is a fact, we now need Maria, her knowledge and her skills to connect us with this new reality.

I would recommend her to anyone who needs to know their own skills, their value on the market, or to anyone who needs to express this in any context.

Here I am, after a day and a half of webinar, leaving the starting blocks at full speed !

Many thanks. Françoise”

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Get The Right Support

"(...) a true professional with great experience who is actively listening and able to bring out the best in each individual in each situation."

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“I attended a training about career development and how to build a successful personal and professional project…and make it a reality. I was greatly impressed by the force of nature that is Ms. Zarraga — a true professional with great experience who is actively listening and able to bring out the best in each individual in each situation. She has the knowledge and the emotional intelligence to drive change in people and I hope to work with her again in the near future. – C.M. 

Get Powerful & Quicker Results

"Even though I benefited from classic executive coaching (...) I turned to Maria for work that more closely met my needs, and for quicker results."

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“In the midst of reflecting on my professional future, I had doubts regarding finding a suitable career direction. I found it difficult to focus on my goals. I could not find the resources to reflect on my career path of more than 25 years, and to imagine and eventually start my reorientation. Through personalized executive coaching, Maria helped me define a career direction in which I could thrive and align my career wishes, professionnal capacities and expectations. Even though I benefited from classic executive coaching I was entitled to, I turned to Maria for work that more closely met my needs, and for quicker results.

We established a coherent and realistic action plan to adjust my capacity levels allowing me to strengthen legitimacy and knowledge in my future field of activity. The action plan was very well followed up, and has been enriched with new ideas and suggestions. I was thus able to focus my efforts effectively, expand my network and acquire new skills. Currently, I continue to implement the roadmap we established, and am also gaining professional experience adapted to my professional project. Thanks to rigorous analysis and in-depth coaching, I clarified my objectives and I got my energy back to a level that enables me to take new steps. I acquired the certainty that, whatever happens, the balance and harmony gained in this process will allow me to envisage the future serenely, with the right strategy and the right tools.– A.C.

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Overcome A Burnout – Reorientation

Thanks to ffective advice covering psychological aspects, skills assessment and behavioural & technical methods: "This all allowed me to (...) position myself among the final candidates in a completely different industry."

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“I work in the field of emergencies. The difficult situations I experienced in the last years led to a burnout. It was no longer possible for me to apprehend my future career serenely. I looked at various job offers, but I did not really know where to go.

So I contacted ForWaves to help me find my way with regards to my professional reorientation. At the beginning, it was no longer possible for me to consider anything other than leaving my current job very quickly. I did not see a future for myself in a job that had caused such distress and in which there was no recognition. Then I learnt how to step back, look towards the future and find a professional goal rather than focusing on the past. I managed to stabilise myself in my current situation and make sure that my work was no longer impossible to do. My job search became simpler and more targeted.

I now move forward through the process of my career reorientation and job search with serenity and a peaceful mind. Thanks to the personalized advice I received, taking into account certain psychological aspects related to my job search and recruitment interviews, the skills assessment I underwent, and thanks to a number of behavioural and technical methods, I see now with more clarity where I stand at present and my vision of my professional future.

This all allowed me to be able to seriously undertake various courses, be effective in my job search, and position myself among the final candidates in a completely different industry. Employee in the field of emergencie

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Master The Art Of Networking

Be Aligned With Your Values: "Even experienced networkers will come away with a more refined approach!"

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“I had the pleasure of attending Ms Maria Zarraga’s career training and workshop on networking. I found the approach advocated for business (and in life in general) to be a perfect balance between modesty, politeness, respect and getting to the point.

The tools and methodologies are well aligned with this approach, differing from the often mechanical approaches to networking promoted by others. Even experienced networkers will come away with a more refined approach! — Robin Marks, Project, Program & Portfolio Manager 

 Skills Assessment & Results Orientation

"(...) the tried and tested methods were truly eye opening and empowering. (...) ForWaves deserves my heartfelt thanks and praise."

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“I contacted ForWaves for a career coaching and assessment after a mass layoff in my industry. There were no other professional openings for my profile despite a strong academic and professional track record. ForWaves helped me to take stock of my situation and focus on hands-on methods to reroute my career in a positive and proactive manner.

The personalized service and advice I received was second to none in getting me back on my feet and the insights provided by the tried and tested methods were truly eye opening and empowering. ForWaves deserves my heartfelt thanks and praise.— R.L., PhD

Take Stock Of Your Achievements

"I was able to perceive my achievements from a different angle and this allowed me to highlight other skills that I had acquired. I can only highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to take this path, it goes beyond what is expected!"

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“I had the chance to meet Ms Maria Zarraga during a workshop on career development and networking. I greatly appreciated the time you spent with me during the workshop and mentoring outside of class. You took the time to listen to me and you accompanied me in this process. And beyond that, I would like to thank you in particular for making me aware of my abilities and my various achievements. I was able to  perceive my achievements from a different angle and this allowed me to highlight other skills that I had acquired. I can only highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to take this path, it goes beyond what is expected! A beautiful encounter and thank you again for your precious collaboration. — H.H.

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Tired Of Negative Responses?

"I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to accelerate and achieve concrete results in their job search."

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“Prior to undergoing this program, I wasn’t able to attract the attention of potential employers on my profile. I had somehow lost confidence and engagement in my job search despite hiring a coach to reflect on my professional development. The support I received through this training, group coaching dynamic and Maria’s expertise allowed me to regain confidence in my inner resources and abilities. I was able to clearly identify what to improve and have acquired knowledge and skills to do so. We notably worked on networking tailor-made and cutting-edge techniques. I was then invited for an interview through my network. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to accelerate and achieve concrete results in their job search.– G.G.

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How To Reinvent Your Career

After 40

Starting From Scratch After Mass Layoff. Full Client Story

"I found a job that has allowed me to leverage both my past experience and expertise."

I had been laid off after a significant price downturn in my industry. As I had pursued advanced studies to reach the role I was holding, I was very specialized and in an industry that carries some prejudice, it was therefore very hard for me to find another job that met my requirements based solely on my existing CV. I had applied to dozens of roles, both locally and internationally, in and out of my field of expertise, the market was down and so there was little I could do about it. On a personal level, this had a huge impact on me, it was emotionally draining to use a euphemism.

I had tried traditional approaches, replying to adverts, networking, reaching out to my contacts, spontaneous applications, and retraining in a different field, at my own expense.

We focused on my strengths and weaknesses, but the main thing for me was to see my core values revealed with a clarity I could not have found alone. Mixing psychology with career advice and coaching was totally new to me, and far removed from the usual corporate personality profiles I had seen in my career.

The main outcome for me was a clear understanding of where to focus my efforts, halfway through my life, after having achieved a PhD in my field and travelled far and wide in a challenging industry, it was extremely powerful for me to crystalize my values and align my efforts with them. I have now switched my career orientation in a totally new profession, literally starting from scratch.

I found a job that has allowed me to leverage both my past experience and expertise and the retraining I followed, and while I don’t know what tomorrow holds, I have proven to myself what I had already done in the past but forgotten: I can reinvent myself and start fresh if I put enough effort into it.” — R.L.

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